Proto® Industrial Tools Facility Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

May 23, 2017

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (May 23, 2017) – Earlier this year, risk management company SAI Global awarded the Proto®  Dallas manufacturing facility the distinction of ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Opened in 1986, the Dallas facility comprises two buildings and approximately 211,000 sq.ft. It is home to manufacturing operations for Proto and Blackhawk, sockets, wrenches, drive tools, and torque wrenches including calibration as well as the associated heat treatment, and plating processes. This certification confirms the Quality Management System developed by Proto's Dallas manufacturing facility team meets the rigorous process, which was tested, audited and reviewed over several months.

The ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard was developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and establishes an effective quality management program for manufacturing and service companies. Globally adopted in virtually all industries - from manufacturers and service companies, to companies both large and small, multi-site multi-national organizations and single location businesses, ISO 9001 has become the most widely recognized Management System Standard.

"This distinction is the direct result of our focus on delivering breakthrough innovation and commercial excellence. We are proud of our work together and continue to strive toward efficient, intelligent streamlined operations that enable us to put our customers first," said Michael Johnson, Dallas Plant Manager, Operations, Stanley Black & Decker.

According to the International Organization for Standardization, the release of the 2015 standard provides businesses with the opportunity to adopt a more holistic approach to managing their business processes. These requirements can bring discipline and consistency to an organization's operating processes.

ISO 9001:2015 significantly differs from the 2008 version. The key changes include:

  • A stronger focus on risk management and customer satisfaction
  • More emphasis on leadership and commitment
  • Fewer prescriptive requirements
  • More requirements on communication and strategic alignment
  • Formal introduction of 'interested parties

Proto® branded industrial tools are some of the most durable tools available – exceeding ASME standards. Their design and product features reflect the direct knowledge and experience of professionals. Developed according to strict ergonomic standards, Stanley® Proto® Tools offer special advantages such as enhanced shock absorption and reduced slippage, as well as unique designs that improve efficiency, productivity and are easy to use.

About Proto® Industrial Tools

Proto has been making durable, high-quality hand tools and storage for more than 100 years, having grown from a small machine shop to a worldwide manufacturer and supplier. Our tools are developed according to strict industrial standards, with features that let users work faster and easier, including enhanced shock absorption and reduced slip. We are exhaustive in our efforts to make safe tools and provide tool safety education. We support industries including petrochemical, aerospace, oil and gas, government and military, and general manufacturing. For more information call 800-800-TOOL, or visit